BSRS Course Descriptions

Course Subject Hours
RADS 3203 Pathophysiology

This course investigates general and organ system pathology. Content includes etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, prognoses, and therapies for each specific pathology.

3(3-0)
RADS 3213 Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

This course focuses on advanced clinical practice skills including patient assessment, monitoring, management, and education in the medical imaging department.

3(3-0)
RADS 3313 Radiation Therapy

This course introduces clinical practice in radiation therapy. Content includes radiobiology, treatment procedures, radiotherapy physics, and malignant disease processes. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in radiation therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

3(3-0)
RADS 3413 Cardiovascular and Interventional Procedures

This course presents cardiovascular and interventional radiologic procedures with an emphasis on anatomy, equipment, and responsibilities of technologists. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in cardiac or vascular interventional radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

3(3-0)
RADS 3503 Research

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to research methods specific to health care.

3(3-0)
RADS 3773

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

This course offers an advanced study of radiobiology and radiation protection. Topics include interactions of radiation with matter, biologic effects of ionizing radiation, quantities and units of measurement, dose response curves, and patient and personnel protection.

3(3-0)

RADS 3803 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine 

This course introduces nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology procedures including preparation and use of radiopharmaceuticals and equipment. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in nuclear medicine.

3(3-0)
RADS 3833 Bone Densitometry

This course discusses bone densitometry procedures including skeletal anatomy and pathology, statistics, quality control, and fracture risk prediction. This course meets the 16 hours of structured education required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in bone densitometry by the ARRT.

3 (3-0)
RADS 4123 Data Analysis

This course provides an introduction to the use and analysis of data in interdisciplinary research projects. Content includes descriptive and inferential statistics, sample size, reliability and validity, and hypothesis development.

3(3-0)
RADS 4433 Practicum

Prerequisite(s): Consent of program advisor.

This course includes intensive clinical assignments for students within a special interest area related to radiologic sciences.

3(0-0)
RADS 4513 Administration and Supervision in Medical Imaging

This course provides strategies for leading a medical imaging or radiation therapy department including management techniques, in-service training, and human relations.

3(3-0)
RADS 4533 Informatics and Imaging

This course introduces the concepts of information technology as it relates to health care and medical imaging. Content includes electronic health records, system architecture, privacy and security, ethics, telemedicine, and picture archiving and communication systems.
3(3-0)
RADS 4623 Quality Management

This course explores equipment quality control and quality improvement management and administration in medical imaging and radiation therapy departments. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in quality management by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

3(3-0)
RADS 4633  Quality Improvement in Medical Imaging

This course presents principles and strategies of process improvement in medical imaging including problem identification, solution planning, and process management.

3(3-0)
RADS 4643 Health Law in Medical Imaging

This course provides an introduction to laws affecting health care specific to medical imaging. Content includes ethical and legal principles and regulations related to the rights of patients, students, and employees.

3(3-0)
RADS 4703 Principles of Computed Tomography

This course focuses on computed tomography protocols and procedures, contrast media, physics, sectional anatomy, and patient care. This course meets the 16 hours of structured education required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in computed tomography by the ARRT.
3(3-0)
RADS 4713 Sonography

This course provides an introduction to sonography including procedures, equipment, application, and anatomy. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in sonography.

3(3-0)
RADS 4723

Computed Tomography Physics

Prerequisites: RADS 4703 or 100 hours of documented clinical experience in CT

This course explores physical and technical principles of computed tomography. Topics include physics, system components, patient dosimetry and dose reduction, quality control, and image characteristics. Access to a computed tomography scanner or instructor consent required.

3(3-0)
RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy

This course requires identification of human anatomical structures in coronal, sagittal, and transverse planes using computed tomography and magnetic resonance cross sectional images.

3(3-0)
RADS 4743 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This course explores the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging including instrumentation, system components, physics, parameters, screening and safety, and future developments. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in magnetic resonance imaging by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

3(3-0)
RADS 4753 Mammography

This course provides guidelines for performing mammographic examinations. Content includes positioning, quality assurance, patient education, and pathology. This course meets the 16 hours of structured education required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in mammography by the ARRT.

3(3-0)
RADS 4763 Mammographic Quality Practice

This course introduces regulations and quality control procedures established under the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

3(3-0)
RADS 4773 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications

This course examines imaging protocols, procedures, and sequence parameters used in the clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging. Additional topics include three-dimensional anatomy and pathology.

3(3-0)
RADS 4783 Computed Tomography Applications

Prerequisite(s): RADS 3213, RADS 4723, RADS 4733

This course focuses on advanced computed tomography procedures and protocols with special consideration of pediatric and critical care patients, computed tomography-guided interventional imaging techniques, and emerging technologies.

3(3-0)
RADS 4813 Teaching Strategies in Imaging Sciences

This course explores curriculum development, instructional approaches, and assessment procedures for imaging sciences and radiation therapy educators.

3(3-0)
RADS 4853 Essentials of Forensic Medical Imaging

Prerequisites: RADS 3203 or RADS 3133 and RADS 4733; or Permission from Course Instructor

This course presents the essentials of forensic medical imaging including evidence handling, autopsy, virtopsy, investigational radiography on living subjects, and anthropological radiography.
3(0-0)
RADS 4903 Selected Topics

This course details development of a student-directed project as an intensive study of selected topics in imaging sciences. This course may be repeated once for additional credit.

3(3-0)
RADS 4913 Applied Research

Prerequisite(s): RADS 3503

This course requires development of a scholarly research paper (literature review) specific to imaging and therapeutic sciences.

3(3-0)

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Updated 04/20/2017  Contact beth.veale@mwsu.edu for changes